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independant variable
manipulated or changed by the experimenter to see the effects on the dependant variable
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dependant variable
what the experimenter measures
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experimental hypothosis
written prior to the experiment and usually specifies the independant variable and the dependant variable and it can be one tailed or two tailed
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null hypothosis
statement of no effect. any difference is due to chance and not because of the indepandant variable
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repeated measures design
using same subject in each condition
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independant measures
using different subjects in each condition
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matched pairs
using different but similar subjects in each condition
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order effects
participants performance in each condition my be different due to boredom, fatigue or practice.
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objectivity
a measure which is impartialand neutral and not biased by experimenters own interpretations
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evaluation apprehension
the participants behaviour changes simply because they know they are being observed
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laboratory experiment
an experiment carried out in a controlled artificial environment
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field experiment
carried out in the participants natural environment such as, the street, school or work etc
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natural experiment
occur when the experimenter makes use of a naturally occuring event for research purposes
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what the experimenter measures

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dependant variable

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written prior to the experiment and usually specifies the independant variable and the dependant variable and it can be one tailed or two tailed

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statement of no effect. any difference is due to chance and not because of the indepandant variable

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using same subject in each condition

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